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Battery Swapping Not the key to unlocking the EV transition

Battery swapping, the process of exchanging an empty/discharged battery for a fully charged one, is neither a novel concept, nor one that is exclusive to electric vehicles. For many years, the discourse surrounding battery swapping has come and gone...

Building the U.S. Power Grid of the Future

In 1882, Thomas Edison opened Pearl Street Station, the first central power plant in the United States. Originally serving just 59 customers, the plant grew to provide power to over 500 customers in two years. Since then, the U.S. power grid has...

The Quest to Recycle EV Batteries Begins

Electric vehicles use various high-end batteries, from lithium-ion, Nickel-Metal hydride, Lead-Acid, and ultra-capacitors. Of these, lithium-ion batteries are considered the most suitable for electric vehicles. A lithium-ion (Li-on) battery is a...

The Law of Resource Availability

The variety of battery powered, and battery assisted (hybrid) motor vehicles available today is the widest yet. But the total number of such vehicles that can be built is limited by two major factors: the availability of the lithium required to...

De-Risking a Fleet Transition Plan

Canada consumes upwards of 2,282,000 barrels of petroleum daily, producing up...

The Story Begins with Energy Throughput

Energy Throughput gives the amortized energy in and out of a battery over its entire life cycle. Energy Density is important, but not as important as Energy Throughput.   What is Energy Throughput? Add up all the cycles a battery is...

Transitioning to Electric Equipment

With electric construction equipment now hitting the market, many people have questions. Which machines can be electric? Do electric machines have the same power as diesel? What kind of charging and runtime are we talking about here?  What...

How V2G Reduces Emissions

V2G (vehicle-to-grid) technology is drawing a lot of attention in the electric vehicle (EV) charging world, but perhaps you are not exactly sure what it is and how it works. In simple terms, V2G is a bi-directional connection between an electric...

Power Outages, Resilience & Energy Storage Safety & transparency in battery energy storage systems (BESS): UL 9540A & 9540

The Department of Energy estimates that centralized, top-down utility power outages cost U.S. businesses approximately $150 billion in direct losses annually. Indirect losses make the cost much higher. As a Berkeley Lab study highlighted across 6...

Growing the Lithium Industry in North America

There are 300 electric car manufacturers in China, according to the latest research from Xinhua. It dominates the global EV market, and, in turn, dominates all aspects of the lithium-ion battery supply chain. In fact, there’s so much lithium...

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V2G EV Charging

The ground-breaking technology of today and the future When the first electric vehicles (EV) rolled out of...

Will It Recycle?

What you need to know about battery recycling One of the best ways to protect the environment, conserve resources, and...

California and Beyond - A timely fix to decarbonize the fast-growing energy storage market

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Measuring the True Costs and Benefits of Energy Storage

Part One: A quick guide to calculating cost & safety A variety of new energy storage systems have emerged as...

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